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GOP seeking power over elections in Wisconsin, Minnesota

Aug. 07, 2022 16:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s secretary of state has no role in elections, but that could change if Republicans are able to flip the seat this year and pass a law that would empower the office with far more responsibilities. All three GOP candidates competing for the...

Autocratic Hungarian leader Orban hailed by US conservatives

Aug. 04, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Hungary’s autocratic Prime Minister Viktor Orban urged cheering American conservatives on Thursday to “take back the institutions,” stick to hardline stances on gay rights and immigration and fight for the next U.S. presidential election as a pivotal moment for their beliefs....

Election conspiracies grip Nevada community, sowing distrust

Jul. 29, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

TONOPAH, Nev. (AP) — The Nye County Commission is used to dealing with all sorts of hot-button controversies. Water rights, livestock rules and marijuana licenses are among the many local dramas that consume the time of the five commissioners in this vast swath of rural and deeply...

Former Albanian leader Sali Berisha barred from entering UK

Jul. 22, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Former Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha said Friday that the United Kingdom has barred him from entering the country, citing his involvement with organized crime and corruption. The British Embassy in Tirana tweeted Thursday that “the U.K. has taken...

European court says Turkey not complying with Kavala ruling

Jul. 11, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Europe’s highest court said Monday that Turkey has failed to comply with its ruling that a prominent Turkish philanthropist be immediately released from jail. The European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg, ruled in 2019 that Turkey violated Osman...

AP News Guide: A look at Maine's primary elections

Jun. 14, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Turnout was low Tuesday during a Maine primary election that served as a tune-up before the November general election, which will have many more voters and higher stakes. Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said there was no contested statewide race to bring...

Miami Cubans oppose Democrat-backed Spanish radio deal

Jun. 11, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A major effort backed by Democratic fundraisers to purchase Spanish-language radio stations is stirring up opposition in Miami, where Cuban exiles describe it as an attempt to stifle conservative voices in markets where Democrats have lost ground. The Latino Media...

National groups flooding local prosecutor races with money

Jun. 10, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A local district attorney's race in Maine wasn't generating much attention until a political action committee linked to a deep-pocketed liberal donor with international name recognition suddenly took an interest. A super PAC funded by George Soros, the...

Davos updates | Soros: New tech, AI help repressive regimes

May. 24, 2022 15:02 PM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Billionaire investor turned philanthropist George Soros has blamed new technology for helping repressive regimes like Russia and China exert greater control. Speaking Tuesday at a dinner for journalists on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 17, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: May 15 The Washington Post says that, with midterms coming up, Democrats must act now to have a big impact on financial regulation President Biden likes to tout his role as “Sheriff...